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Stripping Away the Inessential

Mark Olson
Joanne Rowling, a young woman living in Edinburgh raising her daughter, had realized one of her greatest fears. “I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless. The fears that my parents had had for me, and that I had had for myself, had both come to pass, and by every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.” Rowling, however, feared failure more than she feared poverty. Her life story holds an inspirational lesson for pipers.

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